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By Mary Dannemiller

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Clermont County Auditor Linda Fraley and her partner Jeff Diesel took home the top prize at the Clermont County Developmental Disabilities Dancing with the Stars event Thursday, March 4. Fraley and Diesel were one of 12 couples to compete in the competition. FULL STORY, B1

Bethel residents could soon be getting smaller bills for water and electric usage. During village council’s meeting Feb. 22, public works committee chair Tim Cherry said the committee will begin discussing whether or not the village’s rates should be lowered. The rates were last raised by council in 2008, said Village Administrator Travis Dotson. “We’re going to be looking at the water rates to see if they’re more than what they need to be or if they’re about right,” Cherry said. “We need to confirm that we’re on target.” Fiscal Officer Angel Burton said any decision about decreasing the

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rates would not be made lightly. “Any change in rates, whether an increase or a decrease would be made after considering the amount of the utility’s operating expenses, debt requirements and other capital needs in relation to the utility’s revenues,” she said. The village is four years into a 20-year contract with the Tate-


• First 2,000 gallons: $18.20 • Next 6,000 gallons: 99 cents per hundred • Next 4,000 gallons: 90 cents per hundred • More than 12,000 gallons: 77 cents per hundred • Minimum charge: $18.20 Monroe Water Association and is in the final year of a contract with Duke Energy. “Our current five-year contract (with Duke) is up at the end of 2010 and we are currently looking at our options for the purchase of wholesale power,” Dotson said. Village officials set the water and electric rates based on what Tate-

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Monroe and Duke charge for providing water and electric services. “We contract with Duke to purchase wholesale electric and we maintain our electric infrastructure,” Dotson said. “We control our rates, but the rates are based off what we can contract from Duke.” If the rates are decreased, revenue to the village’s water and electric funds also will decrease, but those funds are healthy, Burton said. Dotson also said rates have not changed since 2008, so any higher bills received lately are due to increased usage, not rates. The public works committee will discuss the rates during its next meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 22, at the village municipal building, 120 W. Plane St.

Fair fun

Every Friday, for more than 30 years, two living legends met at Moon-Lite Chili in Batavia to talk politics. Now that duo has lost one member. Charles Jackson, former state representative and Clermont County judge, died Monday, Feb. 22. He was 88. FULL STORY, A2

Allysa Jandes, right, and Malachi Price, both fourthgraders at Ebon C. Hill Intermediate School in Bethel check out books at the Book Fair Friday, March 5. KELLIE GEIST/STAFF

Bethel, Felicity to make up days

Council makes uniform allowance clear By Mary Dannemiller

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Last April a change in the Bethel employee handbook set uniform allowances at $200 per year, but some employees unknowingly went over that amount. At the Monday, Feb. 22, meeting, council members voted to forgive $405 in costs employees spent on new uniforms after the new rule went in to effect. “The handbook was retroactive to the beginning of 2009,” said Village Administrator Travis Dotson. “Most of the public works

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employees had already purchased the clothing based on the previous allowance, creating the need for council to act on the 2009 clothing expenditures and forgive a total of $405.” The old rule wasn’t an official policy, but rather an understanding that employees would not spend more than $200 per year on clothes and $125 per year on boots, said Fiscal Officer Angel Burton. “The village has had an understood uniform allowance amount and whenever an entity is providing a benefit without a specific limit, there is the possibility of that benefit being exploited,” she said.

“That was not the case during the village’s most recent audit, however, a limit needed to be specifically stated.” Burton said forgiving the $405 will not affect the village’s negatively balanced general fund. “The uniform policy addressed at the council meeting pertains only to the public works employees,” she said. “That department’s uniform expenses are paid from the street, water and electric funds.” The village’s police officers are issued uniforms which are paid for out of the general fund, but are not issued yearly allowances, Burton said.

“I am not sure the number of uniforms provided up front for a full-time officer, but after that initial expense uniform pieces are replaced as needed,” she said. Village council member Donna Gunn said she does not expect employees to go over the $200 allowance again. “Giving the employees an official allowance by policy is working well,” she said. “The employees now know what the limits are. They are very good about following the guidelines we put in place for them.” Gunn also said the policy could change when the current uniform contract expires.

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While the students in the Bethel-Tate and FelicityFranklin school districts might be hoping for more snow, the superintendents are looking toward spring. Both districts have used six calamity days. The state allows five days before districts have to make up days. FULL STORY, A4


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March 11, 2010

Family, friends remember Jackson By Kellie Geist

Every Friday, for more than 30 years, two living legends met at Moon-Lite Chili in Batavia to talk politics. Now that duo has lost one member. Charles Jackson, former state representative and Clermont County judge, died Monday, Feb. 22. He was 88.

From 1962 to 1966, Jackson served as a parttime judge on what is now the Municipal Court. In 1966 he was elected judge of the Probate and Juvenile Court where he stayed until retiring in 1978. Jackson, who lived in Chilo, was presented the first Clermont County Democratic Party Living Legend Award in 2007. His Friday morning counterpart,

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Ed Osborne, 90, received the same award the following year. The two also both graduated from Withrow High School and served in World War II. Osborne said he started meeting Jackson at MoonLite Chili after Jackson retired. It was their way to stay in touch and talk shop. “We liked to talk about politics,” Osborne said. “We were both lifelong Democrats and we had a lot of respect for each other. It was a mutual admiration society, I guess you could say.” But Jackson was known at more than the chili parlor. “It seemed like, everywhere we went, people knew him ... It was strange to be out somewhere with him because you knew how respected he was in the community,” said Paula Jackson Cooper, Jackson’s daughter. “He was larger than life, even to his children. He’s the person I always looked up to and respected.”



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Judge Charles Jackson of Chilo shares a cup of coffee with friend Ed Osborne at Moon-Lite Chili in Batavia. They met for many years every Friday morning. him. He was such a legend.” Clermont County Democratic Party member Paul Campbell said Jackson always took the time to encourage people. “He was just a super person who liked to interact with people,” Campbell said. “When he heard that someone had done something good, no matter how trivial, (Jackson) would call and tell them to keep up the good work.” In addition to his work

with the court system, Jackson helped build the first Clermont County library and form the park board. He also served on the park, library and senior services boards. Although Osborne will miss chewing over the past with one of his best friends, he’ll probably still go the Moon-Lite every now and then. “We always got along well and I regret that he’s gone,” Osborne said.

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Jackson had four children with his first wife, the late Evelyn Jackson, and cared for five step-children with his second wife, Dora B. (DeTellem) Jackson. Dora, who was a court stenographer for the court of common pleas, met Jackson during his time as a judge. Cooper said Jackson was a family man; always proud of his kids and grandchildren. “We went through some of his stuff after he passed away and I think he kept every report card and father’s day card. You’d think his grandchildren walked on water,” Cooper said. Jackson’s step-daughter Michelle Hanselman, of Moscow, remembers Jackson as being a wonderful step-father and person. “He was such a loving, caring man. And he was so funny. He could really work a room,” Hanselman said. “When he would go to (Democratic Party) dinners, people would just flock to

Golden Donkey Dinner March 18 at Holiday Inn Eastgate. “We are gratified that Maryellen has accepted our invitation to speak at this year’s dinner,” said Dave Lane, Clermont County party chair. ”Her presence in state government as our secretary of state is crucial to the ongoing effort to insure honest and open elections in Ohio.” The daughter of two World War II veterans, Maryellen O’Shaughnessy comes from a long line of public servants. From the time her greatgrandfather first ran for office in 1910, members of the O’Shaughnessy family have served in a variety of elected roles from the state

legislature to Columbus City Council. Her father was a state senator. O’Shaughnessy currently serves as clerk of Franklin County Court of Common Pleas. In this position, she oversees a vast system of county records, as well as a staff of 231 and a budget of $12.5 million. She has improved turnaround time for document processing and provided more responsive services. She also boosted transparency in that office by ensuring court documents are quickly available online for public viewing. Prior to serving as clerk, O’Shaughnessy was elected three times as a Columbus city council member, representing the 15th largest city

Man charged for hurting child during dispute A 37-year-old Tate Township man was arrested and charged for injuring a 2-year-old boy during a domestic dispute. Ora Angel, 3543 Patterson Road, Tate Township, told Clermont County Sheriff’s deputies she argued Monday, March 1, with her live-in boyfriend, Mark Bolin, at their home. She told deputies that when she was leaving the home in her minivan, Bolin threw a hammer at her vehicle, breaking the win-

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dow behind the driver’s seat. The hammer went through the window and struck 2-year-old Eli Bolin in the face. Tristan Angel, 5, also in the vehicle, was unharmed. Angel drove from the scene with the children to the Dollar General store at Ohio 125 and Airport Road, Tate Township. An EMS unit responded, and Angel and her children were taken to Brown County Hospital for examination and treatment. The only


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person needing treatment was Eli, who received stitches to his lip. Deputies arrived at Bolin the home to take Bolin into custody, but he was not there. The following charges were filed against Bolin: Domestic violence, aggravated menacing and two counts of child endangering, all misdemeanors of the first degree, which could mean up to six months in jail for each charge. Bolin was found and arrested Tuesday, March 2, without incident and taken to the Clermont County Jail. During a court appearance Wednesday, March 3, a protection order was issued and Bolin’s bond was set at $16,000. Bolin is to appear in municipal court next March 17. His next scheduled court hearing is March 17 in municipal court.

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While the students in the Bethel-Tate and FelicityFranklin school districts might be hoping for more snow, the superintendents are looking toward spring. Both districts have used six calamity days. The state allows five days before districts have to make up days. At Bethel-Tate, those make-up days will start at the end of the school year. The district was originally

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supposed to end school for students May 27. With the need for one make-up day, the last day now will probably be May 28, said Superintendent Jim Smith. “For now, we’re looking at adding the make-up day to the end of the school year. I don’t know for sure though, because we have not discussed this at the administrative level,” Smith said. The district could cancel some scheduled off days if more calamity days are used. “We could very easily see a couple more calamity days,” he said. In Bethel, the decision to cancel school usually starts

a few days before the snow or ice hits. Smith and transportation director Barb Leonard watch the weather forecast and start tracking the storm a few days in advance. If the snow is expected to be heavy, Smith sometimes will call school off the night before. If it’s unsure, Smith and Leonard will drive the roadways before dawn. “If we think there’s some hope that we can have school, we’ll go out early that morning (about 3:30 a.m.) and drive the roads,” Smith said. Streets such as Dean and Bethel-Hygiene Road along with some of the back roads in the township can be



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to be May 26, but since the district has used six calamity days, the students will come back at least for May 27, Moore said. If snow and ice create the need for more calamity days, the students also will be in school May 28. After that day, the calamity days will start cutting into spring break. Additional make-up days are scheduled for March 29, March 30 and March 31. Before calling a snow day, Moore will drive from his house in Northern Kentucky to check the roads himself. He also works with roads crews and trustees in Washington and Franklin townships.


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treacherous, Smith said. Smith and Leonard also coordinate with the village, township and state road crews on the conditions. When checking the road conditions, Smith said they have to consider young drivers. There are more students driving to school this year because the district stopped offering high school busing last March. “Our main concern is the safety of our kids and our drivers,” Smith said. At Felicity-Franklin, Superintendent Glenn Moore also is looking to bring students back for at least one additional day at the end of the year. The last day of school is scheduled

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MOSCOW – Linda Carter, who has served 12 years as a member of the Moscow village council, will continue to serve in that capacity until 2013. Carter was appointed to the council Tuesday, Feb. 10. The seat was vacated after Judge William Walker invalidated the election because Moscow resident Terry Gorth voted twice. Dennis Skeene had originally won the council seat. Gorth faces up to one and a half years in prison. He is scheduled to be sentenced March 9.

Good citizen test

WILLIAMSBURG – The German Shepherd Dog Club of Greater Cincinnati will host an American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizenship (CGC) Test March 13, at the Blue Ribbon Dog Training Academ, 3548 Jackson Pike in Williamsburg. Started by the in 1989, CGC is a certification program that is designed to reward dogs that have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs.

All dogs that pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club. Any pure or mixed breed dog is eligible to be tested. An AKC Certified Evaluator judges each required test item. Some examples of test items include: Dog sitting politely for petting, walking through a crowd, staying in place and coming when called. Registration will be from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Price of the test is $10 per dog. For more information, call 513-724-2569.

PERI meets March 17

BATAVIA – The Clermont Chapter No. 68 of the P.E.R.I. will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 17, at the Batavia Station Restaurant, next to 32 Ford in Batavia. Members will begin with lunch (on your own) then the meeting at noon. All Ohio State Public Employees Retirement System members are welcome to join to be informed on what is going on with retirement. For more information, call George Rooks at 734-6980.

Moscow alumni dinner

MOSCOW – Some signs of spring in the Ohio Valley: Buds, blooms, birds and the annual Moscow School alumni meeting. A small group met recently to plan their annual dinner. This year the Moscow

School alumni dinner and meeting will be 5 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at their “old school” in Moscow. Special guest speaker will be Mike Delfine, former high school teacher and coach. “We may be small, but we’re still alive and well,” said Ben Houser, alumni president. “Each year, we honor those former teachers and principals who taught here. We also recognize those who attended Moscow School during roll call. In addition our 50-year class is the class of 1960.” Those attending this planning session included Libbie Bennett, vice president; Becky West, secretary; Connie Ginn, former treasurer; Jim and Barb Hackney and Lena Fisher. Call 553-4730 for more information.

Help with census

CLERMONT COUNTY – The Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired wants to ensure everyone – including those who are print and vision impaired – will be counted in the 2010 Census. The Walnut Hills-based agency that serves eight counties is offering free in-home assistance to those who are blind, or print or vision impaired, in filling out the forms April 1. Individuals who need help will need to call CABVI at 513221-8558 no later than 5 p.m. Friday, March 19, to schedule an appointment.

Salt supply in good shape By John Seney

Clermont County has plenty of salt on hand to handle any major snow storms. “We’re in real good shape,” said Rob Alfieri, deputy of operations for the Clermont County Engineer’s

Office. Record amounts of snow fell in February, but the county was able to quickly re-supply from the Cargill salt facility in Cincinnati. Alfieri said the county also has been able to re-supply villages and townships in need of extra salt. He said the county has

more than 3,500 tons of salt available at its three storage facilities. The county is paying $58 a ton for salt this year, well below the $144 a ton the county paid last year. County Administrator Dave Spinney said the county had adequate funds in the budget to purchase salt.


Head coach wanted

Bethel-Tate High School is accepting applications for head football coach, with some expected openings in teaching positions. The school will accept teacher and non-teacher applications. Send application to Bethel-Tate Athletic Department, 3420 Ohio 125, Bethel, OH 45106.


Thomas More College had four men’s basketball student-athletes named All-Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) on March 2, including junior center Brian Muse, a Bethel-Tate High School graduate, who was named second team. Muse led the PAC in block shots with 58, while he averaged 7.9 ppg., 4.0 rpg., and had 42 assists and 31 steals.

Jarman throws in a win

Loyola University senior Michael Jarman continued his dominant indoor season, winning the weight throw to highlight the opening day of competition for the Loyola indoor track and field team at the Horizon League Indoor Championship in Ann Arbor, Mich. On a day in which several field events were contested and the track held their preliminary round of competition, Jarman delivered the Ramblers their first conference title of the meet. His toss of 19.34m (6305.50) was good enough to easily with the weight throw event, defeating secondplace Aaron Merrill by nearly two full meters. With Jarman excelling in the field, several Ramblers made their mark on the track. Jarman was recently twice named Horizon League Male Field Athlete of the Week.

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Bethel wrestler lives lifetime goal at state By Adam Turer

Bethel-Tate High School senior wrestler Dustin Davidson capped off his impressive four years of varsity competition by earning his first berth to the state championship meet in Columbus. Davidson finished as one of the winningest wrestlers in school history, posting 128 career wins. The school record is 142 career wins. Davidson posted a 1-2 record at the state meet in the 130 pound weight class. Reaching the state tournament in Columbus has been a goal since Davidson started wrestling as a child. “(Qualifying for state) meant a lot to him,” Tigers head coach Tom Donahue said. “It’s something he’s been working for his whole life.” Davidson is one of three seniors who will be missed by the program next season. Senior Paschal Lanigan won the sectional championship in the heavyweight division and finished the

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Bethel-Tate’s Dustin Davidson, back, takes down Wyoming’s Mikey Gonzalez in their Division II Sectional Championship match at Goshen High School. Davidson went on to pin Gonzalez for the 130 lbs. championship, eventually being the Tigers representative at state. season with 33 wins. Senior Jake Barrett started the season 8-0 before a shoulder injury sidelined him for the most of the season. He returned to compete at the sectional tournament after not wrestling for six weeks. He finished the season 11-10.

“It is going to be hard to replace our seniors,” Donahue said. The future does look bright for the program. The Tigers had 15 freshmen and sophomores compete this season. Two freshmen joined Lanigan and Davidson as district qualifiers.

Brian Carter qualified at 112 pounds and Chip Ratcliff qualified at 119 pounds. Ratcliff placed at the district meet and was one win away from qualifying for state. He finished the season with 30 wins. “Chip surprised a lot of people all year long,” said

Donahue. “We are looking for big things from him in the future.” The underclassmen benefited from practicing every day with the experienced seniors. Davidson set the tone for the team and set the bar high for next year’s wrestlers. “Dustin was the most improved kid on our team this season,” said Donahue. “He improved in the areas he needed to improve in order to take that next step.” The Tigers will still be a young squad next year, but will have much more experience. With a year of varsity experience behind them, the expectations will be higher for the young wrestlers next season. Donahue hopes that his team will follow the example set by Davidson, Lanigan, and Barrett and work hard in the offseason to continue to improve each day. “Our kids are still young, but I hope they got enough experience this year to know what it takes to make it to the next level,” said Donahue.


Bethel-Tate’s Tyler Bullock scores on this play in the Division II sectional basketball game at Mason High School March 3.


The Rockets’ Kevin Easley battles Bethel-Tate’s Spencer Sutter for the ball in the Division II sectional basketball game at Mason High School. Easley made the last shot that won the game for McNicholas.

Last game, first loss


Bethel-Tate High School’s Louie Schaljo, right, scores on this play in the Division II sectional basketball game at Mason High School March 3. McNicholas defeated Bethel-Tate 45-44, handing the Tigers their first loss of the season.

McNicolas upsets highlight season By Adam Turer

In his first year as head coach of the McNicholas High School boys’ basketball program, Tim Monahan led the Rockets to one of the program’s most impressive victories in recent history. McNick upset undefeated Bethel-Tate High School in the district tournament on Wednesday, March 3. Monahan believes it was the first time a McNick team

knocked off a previously unbeaten opponent in postseason play. The Rockets entered the postseason with a 7-12 regular season mark, then proceeded to upset the top two teams from the Southern Buckeye Academic Athletic Conference to advance to the sectional final. In the first round of the tournament, the seventhseeded Rockets defeated fifth-seeded Goshen High School, 47-40.

That set up the showdown against third-seeded and 21-0 Bethel-Tate. A stifling defense was the key to the 45-44 victory. The Rockets held the area’s leading scorer, Louie Schaljo, to a season-low nine points, 13 below his average. The game plan was to play a tight, packed-in zone and make the Tigers beat them with outside shots. The Rockets changed their

offensive game plan in order to slow down the pace of the game and limit the Tigers’ offensive opportunities. It worked, and the Rockets advanced to face second-seeded Indian Hill High School on Saturday, March 6. “That win gave us a lot of momentum going into the sectional final,” said Monahan. “You don’t get a lot of opportunities to beat an undefeated team in the

tournament.” The defense that was so dominant against the Tigers was helpless against a redhot Braves team. Indian Hill shot 72 percent en route to a 76-55 victory. It was not the ending to their season that the Rockets had hoped for, but no basketball coach expects an opponent to hit eight of their first ten three point attempts. In addition to the upsets of Goshen and Bethel-Tate, the Rockets scored a late-

season upset of conference rival Badin. Those three wins give the program momentum heading into the offseason. Last year, Monahan led the varsity girls’ team before taking over the varsity boys’ program this season. He and his staff were pleased with the commitment they got from their players all season. Those efforts were finally rewarded with big late-season victories.



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We refer to these new programs as Lifelong Learning. This term is being used by senior centers throughout the nation to describe programs that George emphasize conBrown tinued learning. Understandably, Community there are fees for Press Guest some Lifelong Columnist Learning classes, but any extra income raised goes right back into the centers. For example, we’ve used these resources to purchase new chairs, card tables, televisions, a Wii game, and other items. While Lifelong Learning programs have increased, traditional center activities continue to be important for seniors. Traditional activities can best be described as activities that focus on enjoying the company of your friends at the center, rather than learning a new skill or hobby. We plan to conduct another survey and some focus groups for an update of program interests. It will be important to not only hear from seniors who attend the centers, but also from seniors who have never attended, but might do so if we offer activities of interest to them. If you are one of those who has said, “I would never attend a senior center,” I encourage you to give it a try. It is a great way to visit with friends – even make new friends, and explore that hobby you always wanted to try. For information about the senior centers and to receive a copy of the program catalogue, give us a call at 724-1255. George Brown is the executive director of Clermont Senior Services.

CH@TROOM Last week’s question:

Would you consider or are you considering a Toyota for your next car, given the company’s recent recalls and safety concerns? Why or why not? “We have had many ‘American’ cars over the years. We also had many problems with these cars. We finally gave in and bought a new 2002 Sienna van. Love it. No problems. We also own a 2009 Corolla and love it ... no problems except this re-call thing. Would we buy another Toyota? You bet we will. We’re more than pleased with my Toyota experience.” G.M. “No, on the Toyota or any other foreign car. This is why America is in the shape it’s in, we can make a good car here in the states. Some people would say that Toyota is made here but, your money goes to Japan.” Steve “Toyota is currently not as well made as American cars. I think they are living off an unfair reputation. In most upscale neighborhoods, it’s not fashionable to buy or drive an American car. Of course, if you do some homework, you notice that they have finished behind Ford and many GM vehicles for years, but the news rarely reaches our upscale suburbs. “Toyota has consistently taken




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Centers change as needs of seniors shift When Clermont Senior Services founding director, Lois Brown Dale, opened the first local senior centers in 1969, most seniors who attended were born in the 1880s and 1890s. Today, their children are attending the centers, most of whom were born in the 1920s and 1930s. In a few short years their children, the Boomer Generation born in the 1940s and 1950s, will be old enough to attend the centers. Today, many older adults resent being called “seniors,” while others embrace the term. Many, including some in their 70s and 80s, refuse to attend a center, saying, “I’m not going there with all of those old people.” Despite these views, senior centers are as important today as they were 40 years ago. The difference is the changing face (i.e., the interests and attitudes) of those who attend. This presents some interesting challenges for program planning. Our goal is to offer programs seniors want. To help us do this, a few years ago we conducted a survey to get first-hand information. The results were revealing. Even though 75 percent of those attending were in their 70s and 80s, they expressed interest in many of the same activities as younger retirees. They still wanted traditional center activities like cards, line dancing, holiday parties and bingo, but they also wanted new programs like bridge clubs, computer classes, flower arranging, woodcarving and more. Based on the survey results, we began offering these and other new programs. Some programs worked and some didn’t, but overall the response was extraordinary. In fact, registration for many programs fills up as soon as we issue a new program catalogue.


This week’s question How would it affect you if the U.S. Postal Service discontinued Saturday service? Every week The Bethel Journal asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with “chatroom” in the subject line. more money out of this county than they’ve put in. Keep in mind that they make some of the cars here, but not the most expensive ones, like Lexus and Prius. I think it’s patriotic to buy an American car, and our money stays at home in most cases.” J.H. “I have purchased Toyotas my last five cars. They have all been extremely reliable and the service provided by Toyota has been excellent. I believe there is a bit of a ‘witch hunt’ on for Toyota at this time which has been compounded by Toyota’s less-than-stellar initial response to the recall issues. “I will continue to purchase Toyota as the car of choice. I recently purchased a 2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid and could not be more pleased. “If you look at the entire experience dimension the issues that are being highlighted have been blown out of proportion (IMO). Their service, reliability and value will keep me coming back.” C.H.





LETTER TO THE EDITOR Don’t split the vote

Too bad Brian Hawkins withdrew his candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives 2nd District. He’s a class act in an arena which has forgotten what class means. Since we can’t risk adding a single Democrat to Congress at this crucial stage, I’ll probably vote for the incumbent, with reservations. Jean, your recent voting record indicates that you finally get it. But please don’t further embarrass our district with another inappropriate floor speech, or camping out for the president’s autograph at the State Of The Union addresses. In the words of legendary football coach Paul Brown, “Act like you’ve been there before.” Responding to guest columnist Frank Renn (Feb. 24), I still have Archie Wilson’s yard signs in my barn from his last campaign. Archie is a good man. But the same close-minded Republican Central Committee endorsing him now also endorsed party puppet Ed Humphrey. Politics as usual. Scott Croswell has proven himself in the job. A man of principle who is dedicated to his constituents, not his political agenda. Why replace him?

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I like Jesus, but not the church? Over the past few years, I have been thinking much about the idea of church membership. As a pastor, I must admit that the idea of church membership is more important to me now that I am on “the other side of the pulpit.” And it seems that our generation has developed a “commitment phobia” that allows us to think of the church indifferently. In fact when it comes to church membership, most Christians feel free to “take it or leave it.” This notion of disregard for church membership is often encouraged by churches. In a recent article I read, the author stated that a person can become a Christian without even joining a church body. Could the Apostle Paul make such a statement? True, church membership is not necessary for salvation. However, why would someone not join a church? The reason that people do not want to join a church is because they do not like the church. Even non-believers like Jesus, but have deep resentment towards the church. They say things like, “I like Jesus but not ‘organized religion.’” Many professing Christians do not attend church, preferring to stay at home and watch services on TV. And I firmly believe that at the heart of this indifference towards the church is that the church is so often difficult

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to be a part of. In my weakest moments, I have to confess that many times I do not like the church. Like any relationship, there are moments when it is difficult to love the other party. But the thing that we must always keep in perspective is the love of Jesus

for his church. The Apostle Paul reminded the church at Ephesus that Christ loved the church and gave himself for her, that he might sanctify her … “that he might present the church to himself in splendor without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish” (5:25 ESV). Just prior to that, the Apostle said that Christ is “the head of the body, the church.” Certainly Jesus is not indifferent to the church and he certainly loves his church. Therefore we must do the same as our Lord. Still there are people who would argue that they like Jesus and agree that Jesus loves his church. But they are not convinced that being part of a church is all that important. They feel that they can live out the Christian life

Still there are people who would argue that they like Jesus and agree that Jesus loves his church. But they are not convinced that being part of a church is all that important. apart from the body of Christ, the church. After all, “wherever two or three are gathered, isn’t Jesus there (Matthew 18:20)?” Jesus may or may not be present, but that is not the church. If you find yourself thinking this way, let me just ask a few questions. How can you encourage and exhort one another (Hebrews 3:13)? How can you admonish one another (1 Thessalonians 5:14 and Romans 15:14)? How can you confess your faults to one another (James 5:16)? How can you not forsake the assembling together (Hebrews 10:25)? How can you obey your leaders and submit to them (Hebrews 13:17)? How can you remember your leaders and imitate their faith (Hebrews 13:7)? How can you avoid quarreling and contention in the church (1 Corinthians 10:32)? Let us therefore love the church just as Christ loves his church. Stewart Clark is pastor at Bethel Baptist Church.

Don’t press your luck this St. Patrick’s Day In anticipation of St. Patrick’s Day, the Ohio State Highway Patrol is urging motorists to not press their luck and get behind the wheel impaired. Instead, Ohio motorists are strongly encouraged to plan ahead, designate a sober driver or find other transportation, and to not drive impaired. For many Americans, St. Patrick’s Day has become a popular night out to celebrate with friends and family. Unfortunately, due to the large number of drunk drivers, the night out also has become very dangerous. During last year’s St. Patrick’s Day weekend, the patrol made 159 OVI-related arrests during the 24-hour reporting period of 6 a.m. March 17 through 6 a.m. March 18. Four motorists also lost their lives that night – of which all four were OVI-related. That is four people who died and four families whose lives will never be the same – because someone decided to get behind the wheel impaired. These deaths all could have been avoided.

The patrol recommends the following easy steps, for a safe St. Patrick’s Day. • Plan a safe way home before the festivities begin. Lt. Randy • Before drinkMcElfresh ing, please designate a sober drivCommunity er and leave your Press guest car keys at home. columnist • If you’re impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation so you are sure to get home safely. • If you happen to see a drunk driver on the road, please call 1877-7-PATROL or 1-877-7728765. Driving impaired is simply not worth the risk. Not only do you risk killing yourself or someone else, but the trauma and financial costs of a crash or an arrest for driving while impaired can be sig-

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Driving impaired is simply not worth the risk. Don’t depend on dumb luck this St. Patrick’s Day. Designate your sober driver before the party begins. nificant. Don’t depend on dumb luck this St. Patrick’s Day. Designate your sober driver before the party begins. In addition to aggressively searching for impaired drivers, the patrol is continuing its strict enforcement of seat belt violations with the What’s Holding You Back?/Click It or Ticket campaign. Seat belts are a motorist’s first line of defense against an impaired driver. Lt. Randy L. McElfresh is the commander of the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Batavia Post.


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Local Residents in Amazement as Collectors Provide a Stimulus Package to Cincinnati! By Jason Delong

Treasure Hunters Roadshow STAFF WRITER

Gold and Silver pour into yesterdays Roadshow due to highest prices in 40 years.

is buying. “Gold and silver markets are soaring.” says Archie Davis, a Roadshow representative. “Broken jewelry and gold or silver coins add up very quickly. I just finished working with a gentleman that had an old class ring, two bracelets, and handful of

Yesterday at the Duke Energy Convention Center, hundreds lined up to cash antiques, collectibles, gold and jewelry in at the Roadshow. The free event is in Cincinnati all week buying gold, silver antiques and collectibles. One visitor I spoke with

“If you go to the Roadshow, you can cash-in your items for top dollar. Roadshow representatives will be available to assess and purchase your items at the Duke Energy Convention Center through Sunday in Cincinnati.”

“It is unbelievable, I brought in some old coins that had been in a little cigar box for years and some old herringbone necklaces and in less than fifteen minutes I left with a check for $712.37.” yesterday said “It’s unbelievable, I brought in some old coins that had been in a little cigar box for years and some old herringbone necklaces and in less than fifteen minutes I left with a check for $712.37. That stuff has been in my jewelry box and dresser for at least 20 years.” Another gentlemen brought an old Fender guitar his father bought years ago. “Dad had less than fifty bucks in that guitar.” The Roadshow expert that assisted him, made a few phone calls and a Veterinarian in Seattle, Washington bought the guitar for $5700.00. The seller continued, “I got another $150.00 for a broken necklace and an old class ring, it’s not everyday

Above • A couple waits with anticipation while Roadshow expert examines their antiques and gold items. The Roadshow is at the Duke Energy Convention Center this week. someone brings six thousand dollars to town with your name on it.” Jeff Parsons, President of the Treasure Hunters Roadshow commented, “Lots of people have items that they know are valuable but just don’t know where to sell them. Old toys, trains, swords, guitars,

Collectors desire vintage military items, Items from both U.S. and foreign origins from the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Spanish-American War, Revolutionary War and Calvary times have great value. Items such as swords, daggers, medals, hardware bayonets, etc.

pocket watches or just about anything old is valuable to collectors. These collectors are willing to pay big money for those items they are looking for.” This week’s Roadshow is the place to get connected with those collectors. The process is free and anyone can brings items down to the event. If the

Roadshow experts find items their collectors are interested in, offers will be made to purchase those items. About 80% of the guests that attend the show end up selling one or more items at the event. Antiques and collectibles are not the only items the Roadshow The Roadshow is featured this week:

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Roadshow Coin and gold expert Paul Dichraff examines a large presentation of coins, gold and collectibles.

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silver dollars,… his check was for over $650.00. I would say that there were well over 100 people in here yesterday that sold their scrap gold.” One gentleman holding his check for over $1250.00 in the lobby of the event yesterday had this comment, “I am so happy I decided to come to the Roadshow. I saw the newspaper ad for the event and brought in an old German sword I brought back from World War II and some old coins and here is my check. What a great thing for our community. I am heading home now to see what else I have they might be interested in.” The Roadshow continues today starting at 9am. The event is free and no appointment is needed.

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West Clermont Dance Company members Savanna Daniel, Ryan Hutcherson, Taylor Erwin, Tim Nowakowski, Kaitlyn Jennings and Mauricio Tostado entertained the crowd while the ballots were counted.

Clermont County Auditor Linda Fraley and her partner Jeff Diesel took home the top prize.

Fraley wins CCDD Dancing with the Stars Clermont County Auditor Linda Fraley and her partner Jeff Diesel took home the top prize at the Clermont County Developmental Disabilities Dancing with the Stars event Thursday, March 4. Fraley and Diesel were one of 12 couples to compete in the competition. Other dancers were Tom Dirr, owner of Dirr Nurseries in Goshen Township, and his granddaughter Jessica Petre; Batavia Township residents Bill and Donna Dowdney; Families Connected employee Lamonica Friedman and her son Evan; Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities employee Kate Hawkins and her husband Bill; Clermont County Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg and Sarah Negley, Ohio Developmental Disabilities employee Steve Sizemore and his wife Tina; CCDD employee Sharon Richmond and her dancing partner David Horn; Child Focus Executive Director Jim Carter and his partner Berta Velilla; Bethel-Tate

Clermont County Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg danced with Williamsburg resident Sarah Negley.

Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities employee Kate Hawkins and her husband Bill also earned high scores with their swing routine. Amelia resident and Families Connected employee Lamonica Friedman dances with her 14-year-old son Evan.

Local School District Psychologist Laurel Vogel and her husband Tim; CCDD Superintendent Sharon Woodrow and her grandson Christopher Lachat; and Batavia High School Spanish teacher Rachelle Jackson and her partner Samir Aziz. Students from the West Clermont Dance Company also performed at the fundraiser.

Clermont County Auditor Linda Fraley and her partner Jeff Diesel show off the moves that earned them the mirror ball trophies.

Judges Jeff Bill and Anne Erwin give Linda Fraley and Jeff Diesel high scores as Clermont County communications director and judge Kathy Lehr waits for her turn.

Tom Dirr of Goshen danced with his granddaughter, Jessica Petre.

CCDD Superintendent Sharon Woodrow earned a perfect score from the judges after dancing with her grandson, Christopher Lachat.


Pilot ground school

Sporty’s Academy/Eastern Cincinnati Aviation is hosting Private Pilot Ground School from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, March 12, at Clermont County Airport, 2001 Sportys Drive, Batavia Township. It continues through March 14. The class covers all aeronautical knowledge items required and culminates with exam endorsement. The cost is $330. Registration is required. Call 735-9500 or visit

Haiti relief

Mount Carmel Christian Church is hosting a Haiti Relief Drive from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 13, at Mount Carmel Christian Church, 4183 Mount CarmelTobasco Road. Material collection times will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. each Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to noon each Saturday through March. Drop off peanut butter, canned meats, baby cereal, infant formula (powdered), shoes for children, linens and

towels. Call 528-0230 or e-mail

Spring into health

The Clermont County Public Library is hosting Spring into Good Health at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 13, at the Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St. Learn about healthy eating and portion control with Mercy Hospital Clermont registered dietitian Jeanne Kincaid. Registration is required. Call 752-5580.

Magazine fair

The Clermont County Public Library is hosting a Used Magazine Fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 11, in the meeting room at the Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St. The fair continues through March, however it is not available while other library programs are in session. Call 752-5580.

Be mad

The Clermont County Pub-

Batavia Township residents Bill and Donna Dowdney entertained the crowd with their moves on the dance floor.

Share your events Go to and click on Share! to get your event into the Bethel Journal. lic Library is hosting “Mad Hatter’s Tea Party” at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, at the New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd. Celebrate your un-birthday. Bring your parents for snacks, games and fun in Wonderland. It is open to ages 5 to 10. Registration is required. Call 553-0570.


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Drop-In Preschool Story Time, 11:30 a.m. Union Township Branch Library, 4462 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road. Stories, dance and a craft. Ages 3-6. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 528-1744. Union Township. Drop-In Toddler Time Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Union Township Branch Library, 4462 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road. Ages 18 months to 3 years. Stories, songs and play. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 528-1744. Union Township. Winter Story Time, 10 a.m. Doris Wood Branch Library, 180 S. Third St. Ages 1 1/25. Stories, games and crafts.Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 732-2128. Batavia. Baby Time, 10:30 a.m. New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd. Interactive story time with parent. Tickle time, lullaby rhymes, songs and short stories to introduce your child to literature. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 553-0570. New Richmond.


Salamander Celebration, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Program and naturalist-led hike. Bring flashlight. Ages 5 and up. $6, $3 children; $4, $1 children for members. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township. Little Adventurers, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Weekly through May 20. Excludes April 1. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Includes outdoor adventure, nature, math, literature, music and art. Topic varies weekly. Must be pottytrained. $155, $125 members. Registration required. 831-1711; Union Township. Maple Sugaring Days for Scouts, 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Learn science and lore of turning sap into sweet maple syrup. Includes guided hike in sugarbush, information on origins of sugaring and visit to Sugar House. $150 for 21-30 scouts with three free chaperones; $100 for 13-20 scouts with two free chaperones; $50 for 10-12 scouts with one free chaperone. Registration required. 831-1711; Union Township.


Breakfast & Bingo, 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Chickfil-A Eastgate Mall, 4601 Eastgate Blvd. No. 612, Free bingo with prizes. Coffee free for seniors. Free. Presented by Chick-FilA Eastgate Mall. 943-4232. Eastgate.


Used Magazine Fair, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St. Meeting room. Not available while other library programs are in session. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 752-5580. Amelia. F R I D A Y, M A R C H 1 2


Clermont County Family and Children First Council Meeting, 10 a.m. Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board, 1088 Wasserman Way. Suite B, Conference room. Presented by Clermont County Family and Children First. 732-5400. Batavia.


Private Pilot Ground School, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Through March 14. Clermont County Airport, 2001 Sportys Drive, Covers all aeronautical knowledge items required and culminates with exam endorsement. $330. Registration required. Presented by Sporty’s Academy/Eastern Cincinnati Aviation. 7359500; Batavia Township.


Fish Fry, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Fraternal Order of Eagles 2289, 265 Foundry, Fish, cole slaw, french fries, hush puppies and beverages. Carryout available. $8 meal; $4 sandwich. 732-9035. Batavia. Fish Fry, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. American Legion Post 72, 497 Old Ohio 74, Fish or shrimp platters. Other menu items available. Carryout available. $6.50 platters. 528-9909. Mount Carmel. Fish Fry, 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Fish, shrimp, chicken, fries, baked potato, coleslaw and applesauce. Includes dinner and two sides. Carryout available. $6 dinner, $4.50 sandwich only, $1.50 extra per side item. 831-9876. Milford. Fish Fry, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. St. Mary Church, 3398 Ohio 125, Includes fish, shrimp, sides, desserts and drinks. Carryout available. Presented by St. Mary Church Bethel. 7344041. Bethel. St. Columban Fish Fry, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. St. Columban Church, 894 Oakland Road. Salmon, fried cod, shrimp, cheese pizza, sandwiches, gourmet or tossed salad, baked potato, fries, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, applesauce, beer, soft drinks and bottled water. Drive-through and walk-in carryout available. $1-$9. 6830105; Loveland. St. Peter Men’s Club Fish Fry, 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. St. Peter Church - New Richmond, 1192 Bethel-New Richmond Road. Fried and baked fish and sides. Dessert and drink included. Carryout available. Benefits parish projects. $7.50 adult, $4 ages 12 and under. 553-3267. New Richmond. United Methodist Men’s Fish Fry, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Goshen United Methodist Church, 6710 Goshen Road. Includes fish, chicken, shrmip macaroni and cheese or French fries, cole slaw and desserts. Carryout available. Benefits Church projects.. $10 all you can eat; $6.50 adults, $3.50 ages 12 and under. 722-2541. Goshen. Fish Fry, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes cole slaw and French fries. Carryout available.$6 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 575-2102. Milford. Fish Fry, 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 5890 Buckwheat Road. Cafeteria. Fried fish, baked salmon, fried shrimp, and cheese pizza along with green beans, french fries, mac-n-cheese, onion rings, parsley potatoes, garden salad, cole slaw and dinner rolls served. Benefits church ministries. Family friendly. $4-$8. 575-0119; Milford.


A Tribute to the Legends, 6:30 p.m. Pattison Elementary School, 5330 South Milford Road. Music by Matt Snow as Sinatra and Elvis tribute artist Jim Jones. With guest MC Charlie Williams, “The Noise Guy.” Benefits MS Society. $3. 227-1893. Milford.


Anything Goes, 7:30 p.m. Loveland Stage Company Theatre, 111 Second St. Cole Porter musical comedy. $16, $14 seniors and students. Presented by Loveland Stage Company. 697-6769; Loveland.


Promont House Museum, 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Promont House Museum, 906 Main St. 1865 Italianate Victorian home of Ohio Gov. John Pattison. Decorated in Victorian style. $5, $1 ages 11 and under. Through March 28. 248-0324. Milford.


Diving Deeper Into Lent, 7:30 p.m. Father Mike Seger presents “Deepening Your Life of Virtue.” Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 7820 Beechmont Ave. Catholic Lenten series.Free, donations accepted. 388-4466; Anderson Township.

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Haiti Relief Drive, 9 a.m.-noon, Mount Carmel Christian Church, 4183 Mount CarmelTobasco Road. Drop off peanut butter, canned meats, baby cereal, infant formula (powdered), shoes for children, linens and towels. 528-0230, Mount Carmel.


Animal Emergency Services Volunteer Training Program, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Clermont County Fairgrounds, 1000 Locust St. Learn to handle animals, coordinate animal shelters and emergency response, pet first aid and personal safety in disasters. Includes lunch. Concludes 8 a.m.-4 p.m. March 14. $125. Registration required. Presented by Tri State County Animal Response Team. 7028373; Owensville. Bicycle Maintenance Clinic, 2 p.m. Bishop’s Bicycles, 313 Main St. Learn proper maintenance including cleaning the chain, adjusting gears and brakes and fixing a flat tire. Free. Reservations required. 831-2521; Milford.


Pancake and Sausage Breakfast, 6 a.m.-2 p.m. Milford Masonic Center, 32 Water St. Link sausage and buttermilk pancakes smothered in maple syrup. Includes coffee, tea, and juice. $6, $3 children. 248-0870. Milford.


Spring into Good Health, 2 p.m. Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St. Learn about healthy eating and portion control with Clermont Mercy Hospital registered dietitian Jeanne Kincaid. Registration required. 752-5580. Amelia.


Maple Madness, noon-4 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Guided sugarbush tours, maple syrup samples and information on history of sugaring. Other activities include Krippendorf Lodge tours, CincyNature Camp Sampler for kids, living history in the cabin and more. Includes with admission: $5, $1 children, free for members. 831-1711. Union Township.


Anything Goes, 7:30 p.m. Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $16, $14 seniors and students. 697-6769; Loveland.


St. Andrew Model Train Show, 9:30 a.m.2:30 p.m. St. Andrew Church - Milford, 552 Main St. More than 70 dealers, two displays and an interactive layout for children. Food available. $3, free ages 12 and under. Presented by St. Andrew Church-Milford. 7322793. Milford. Turkey Shoot, 1 p.m. American Legion Post 237, 2215 Memory Lane. Free, additional cost to shoot. 732-0331. Batavia.


Miami Township Art Expo, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive, Miami Room. Local artists display and sell art in a variety of media such as paintings, wood working, jewelry, photography and more. Free. Presented by Miami Township Parks and Recreation. 248-3727; Miami Township.


The Clermont County Public Library is hosting “Mad Hatter’s Tea Party” at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, at the New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd., New Richmond. Celebrate your Un-Birthday. Bring your parents for snacks, games, and fun in Wonderland. It is open to ages 5-10. Registration is required. Call 513-553-0570. Pictured is an illustration by Sir John Tenniel. S U N D A Y, M A R C H 1 4


Community Charity Auction, 6 p.m. Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St. Benefits Clermont Chapter of Habitat for Humanity and Milford Miami Ministries. 8315500. Milford.


Breakfast Buffet, 9 a.m.-noon, American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Country buffet breakfast. Eggs, bacon, sausage, fried potatoes, sausage gravy and biscuits, hash and more. Eggs cooked to order along with coffee, juice and milk. Benefits American Legion Post 450. $7, $3 children 9 and under. 831-9876. Milford. Sunday Jazz Brunch in the Park, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. St. Patrick’s Day Brunch. Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road. Sweetwine Banquet Center. Buffet featuring more than 25 items and made-to-order omelets. Jazz music by the Chris Comer Trio and Dan Barger on sax and flute. $13.95, $6.75 ages 2-12; free under 23 months; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 474-3008. Anderson Township.


Anything Goes, 3 p.m. Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $16, $14 seniors and students. 697-6769; Loveland.


Promont House Museum, 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Promont House Museum, $5, $1 ages 11 and under. 248-0324. Milford.


Lenten Dinner and Devotions, 6 p.m. Bethel United Methodist Church, 402 West Plane St. Fellowship hall. Bring soups, salads or desserts to share. After dinner, speakers share their testimonies during a 30-40 minute period of informal worship, singing and devotions. 7347201. Bethel. M O N D A Y, M A R C H 1 5

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Frontier Squares Square Dance Classes, 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. American Legion Hall Milford, 111 Race St. No prior dance experience necessary. Wear casual dress and smooth-soled shoes. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Milford.


Irish StepDancing, 7 p.m. Loveland Branch Library, 649 LovelandMadeira Road. Irish music and dance with the McGing Irish Dancers. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4476. Loveland.


Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, 5:30 p.m. New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd. Celebrate your Un-Birthday. Bring your parents for snacks, games, and fun in Wonderland. Ages 5-10. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 553-0570. New Richmond.


Preschool Story Time, noon, Bethel Branch Library, 611 W. Plane St. Ages 3-6. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 734-2619. Bethel.

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EXERCISE CLASSES Jazzercise, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Church of the Good Samaritan, $15 per month. 5206390. Amelia. FOOD & DRINK

WAVE Free Community Dinner, 6 p.m. Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St. Wednesdays Are Very Extraordinary. No church service attached, no reservations needed. All welcome. Family friendly meals. Free; donations accepted. 831-5500; Milford.


Anime, 3:30 p.m. Bethel Branch Library, 611 W. Plane St. Watch and review anime movies and give opinions to library. Teens required to have parental permission slip. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 734-2619. Bethel.


Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131, Stories, dance and crafts. Ages 2-6. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 248-0700; Milford. Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m. Bethel Branch Library, Free. Registration required. 7342619. Bethel. Drop-In Toddler Time Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Union Township Branch Library, 5281744. Union Township. All Age Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Goshen Branch Library, 6678 Ohio 132, Stories, games and crafts. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 722-1221; Goshen.

EXERCISE CLASSES Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Church of the Good Samaritan, 25 Amelia-Olive Branch Road. $15 per month. Presented by Jazzercise Amelia. 520-6390. Amelia. KARAOKE AND OPEN MIC

Open Mic Night, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike. Pub. Hosted by Jerome. Free. 697-9705. Loveland.


Bookends Book Club, 1 p.m. “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak. New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd. Book discussion group. Adults. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 553-0570; New Richmond. Bethel Book Discussion Group, 1 p.m. “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Burrows. Bethel Branch Library, 611 W. Plane St. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 734-2619. Bethel.



The Cincinnati Wine Festival returns for its 20th year March 12-13, in the Grand Ballroom at the Duke Energy Center, 525 Elm St., downtown CIncinnati. The Grand Tastings will be 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday, March 12, and Saturday, March 13, 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Tickets range in price from $60 to $110 depending on time, date and if the Special Tasting is included. For details or to buy tickets, call 513-723-9463 or visit

Walk-in Wii Night, 5:30 p.m. New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd. Big Brain Academy, Mariokart and Guitar Hero. Ages 1-12. Registration required. 5530570. New Richmond.


Used Magazine Fair, noon-8 p.m. Amelia Branch Library, 752-5580. Amelia.


Come out for the 139th edition of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. The Zing Zang Zoom show features Zingmaster Alex and his assistant Levitytia leading the audience through a kaleidoscope of color, imagery and fun Thursday March 11, through Sunday, March 14, at the U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway, downtown Cincinnati. Shows start at 7 p.m. with 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets range from $14.50 to $85. For details or tickets, call 513-562-4949 or visit


March 11, 2010

Bethel Journal


Our enemy fear attended the Olympics

The Olympics are majestic but they are no match for fear. We enjoy watching the games for various reasons: our patriotism, competitive spirit, love of sports, or even for the vicarious thrill of imagining ourselves in some of the athletes. Yet, if we are competing, how well would we handle our fears? The Olympics, like life itself, confronts humans with various fears. In our lives, “Each morning two grinning gremlins sit at the foot of our bed. One is called Lethargy and one is called Fear. Either will gladly eat us alive … for they daily renew their interest in possessing our soul,” writes analyst Dr. James Hollis. The success of our lives will be found in our struggle to achieve as much meaning and depth as possible by going beyond the bounds these two enemies try to set upon us. Do Olympics participants battle these same gremlins as we do in our lives, jobs and responsibilities? Definitely! For example, in the Feb.

26 edition of USA To d a y , s p o r t s columnist M i k e Lopresti wrote of the unnoFather Lou t i c e d Guntzelman departure the Perspectives of Netherlands bobsled team. “Its team has pulled out of the four-man bobsled competition before even starting – not because of injury or controversy or lousy times. The pilot is Edwin van Calker, and he has lost his nerve to compete,” Lopresti states. “They’ve seen the crashes at the Whistler Sliding Centre. They are haunted by the death of the Georgian luger. Edwin had an awful time of it last week in the two-man competition,” notes the columnist. Edwin’s brother and teammate, Arnold, agreed with him. He is 33 years old and has a wife and daughter who saw the luger’s death back in Holland on television. Some will condemn their

withdrawal from the Olympics, others will try to understand. But we must remember that the gremlin of fear sits at the foot of every one of our beds, and in every one of our endeavors. “Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world,” says Emerson. Was the bobsledder’s decision to withdraw his succumbing to cowardice or the summoning up of courage (not caring what others will say and think of him)? Or, back in the beginning of his bobsledding career choice years ago, was he fearful of changing his choice or of future failure? We do not know. What we do know is that life is not our enemy, fear is. Throughout life we must ask ourselves in every dilemma we face between the difficult and the easy; in every relationship in which we’re called to make risks and sacrificial choices; in every commitment we’re called upon to make; every responsibility to a spouse or child, “Is it basically fear or lethargy that’s holding me

have. I have known fear of failure, fear of humiliation, fear of injury, and sometimes fear of death, either for myself or a loved one. “Most of all, I have wrestled against the fear of not mattering, of being cast out because I did not fit in, of being overlooked because I was not significant, and of being shamed because I was not worthy. I have at times been paralyzed by this feeling. I have let it hold me back. And what I now want

back? Does my choice diminish me or enlarge me?” Only the boldest among us can acknowledge the role that fear plays in our lives and then to do something about it. In the beginning of his book, “Face Your Fear: Living with Courage in an Age of Caution,” Rabbi Shmuley Boteach writes for all of us when he reveals, “I have struggled my whole life against fear, as many of you

is liberation from that fear.” Courage is not the absence of fear. It is the perception that some things are more important to us than what we fear. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.


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Bethel Journal


March 11, 2010

Have a taste o’ the green this St. Paddy’s Day The wild yellow aconite which dear friend Ike Leaf gave me starts of so long ago is now starting to cover our little patch of woods with bright yellow and green. The snowdrops are up, too. I’m always amazed at the courage of Mother Nature to push these delicate looking flowers through the frozen ground and snow. Spring is not far behind! And don’t forget to start saving those papery onion

skins for coloring E a s t e r Eggs. I’ll share that r e c i p e soon. Meanwhile, St. Rita P a t r i c k ’s Heikenfeld Day is just around Rita’s kitchen the corner, so here are some favorites to celebrate.

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Combine pineapple and gelatin in saucepan. Heat until gelatin melts, but don’t boil. Cool slightly and add buttermilk and whipped topping. Combine well and add nuts. Pour into molds or bowl and chill until firm.

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⁄2 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons sugar 1 stick butter, softened 1 ⁄2 cup raisins, dried cherries (chopped) or currants 2-3 teaspoons caraway seed (optional) 1 cup sour cream Milk Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix flour, soda, salt, sugar and butter until mixture is crumbly. Add raisins, caraway and sour cream. Beat until blended. Form into moundshaped circle on sprayed cookie sheet. Brush with milk. Bake 45-55 minutes.

Ruth Lyons coffeecake

1 stick margarine 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup brown sugar 2 cups flour 2 eggs 1 cup buttermilk, or sweet milk with 1 teaspoon of vinegar 1 teaspoon baking soda Now here’s what the rest of the recipe had in it and which one reader said was not in the original, so if you want, leave it out. 1

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Combine margarine, granulated and brown sugars, and flour. Mix well and save 1⁄2 cup for topping. Add eggs, buttermilk and baking soda. Mix well and then add raisins, coconut and pecans. Put in two floured and greased round cake pans. (I’d just use cooking spray). Put reserved dry ingredients on top and press some pecans on top of each cake. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes (I’d check after about 25 minutes).

Like Milan Railroad Inn’s tuna salad: For Cathy, who said the owner told her it was a secret recipe. Cathy also asked if there’s a difference in tuna with albacore or chunky white? I’ve used both, and like the chunky white a bit better. Like Karlos & Johnny’s country penne: Tom Ohmer has asked again to find a similar recipe. “I found the ingredients: roasted chicken, mild Italian sausage, broccoli, tomatoes toasted in a cannelloni bean broth with penne.” Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional. Email columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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Religion Bethel United Methodist

For two Sunday nights in a row in March, the church is hosting “Lenten Dinner and Devotions” in the church fellowship hall. These events take place at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 14 and March 21. It begins with a 45-minute dinner together. Afterwards, special speakers will be present each evening to share their testimonies during a 30- to 40minute period of informal worship, singing and devotions. Bring soups, salads and desserts to share covered-dish style. For more information, call 734-7201. Singers from each Bethel Church are invited to join in the Bethel Community Choir to prepare for a Community Easter Musical. The Bethel Community Choir will be presenting “Come, Touch the Robe” by Pepper Choplin of Lorenz Publishing Company, directed by Rhonda Bennett. This musical presentation will be presented at the beginning of Community Holy Week Services, at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 28, at the Bethel United Methodist Church. Office phone is 734-7201. Interested singers may call or visit practice

ASSEMBLIES OF GOD Real Life Assembly of God 2300 Old SR. 32, Batavia, OH 45103 513-735-4228 Sundays Adult Service 10:30am Super Church 10:30am Royal Rangers 6:00pm Wednesday Bible Study, Youth Group & Kids Club 7:00pm Tuesday & Thursday Joe’s Place Teen Center 1:00-4:00pm Real People, Real Issues, Real Life

RIVER OF LIFE Assembly of God 1793 U.S. 52, Moscow, Ohio 45153 Pastor: Ralph Ollendick Sun. Contemporary Service SS -9:45am, Worship 11:00am Wed.- Informal Biblestudy 7-8pm

each Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church. The church is at 402 West Plane St., Bethel; 734-7201.

Community Church of Nazarene

The church will host Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Chapter Ohio 2099 Batavia. Meetings are from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. each Thursday. The church is at 4650 Ohio 132, Batavia; 575-9155.

CORNERSTONE BAPTIST CHURCH Bible Based Teaching Christ-Centered Worship Family Style Fellowship Sunday School 9:45 am Worship 11:00am & 6:00 pm Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study 7:00 pm 2249 Old State Road 32, Batavia






St. Bernadette Church


BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 402 W. Plane St. Bethel, Ohio 513-734-7201

Trinity United Methodist

The church is hosting a revival March 14 through March 17, with Evangelist Braxton Hunter. Service times are 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, and 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Visit The church is at 6655 Edenton-Pleasant Plain Road, Pleasant Plain; 6250731.

1479 Locust Lake Rd Amelia, Oh 45102 753-5566 Rev. Bill Stockelman, Pastor Weekly Masses, Saturday 5:00 PM Sunday 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM



2831 State Route 222 Mark Pence, Pastor 513-313-2401 Sunday School....9:30AM Sunday Worship....10:45AM Childrens Church & Nursery Avail Wednesday Prayer Service & Youth Meeting....7:00PM Nursery & Children’s Activities

Sunday School 10am; Morning Worship 11am; Sunday Evening Service 6pm; Wednesday Eve. Prayer Service & Bible Study, 7:00pm

Reaching the Heart of Clermont County

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF GOSHEN 1828 Woodville Pike • 625-5512 Pastor Junior V. Pitman Sunday School – 10:00am Morning Worship – 11:00am Prayer Time – 5:30pm Sunday Evening – 6:00pm WED. Prayer & Bible Study – 7:00pm Nursery provided for all services

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF FELICITY 212 Prather Rd. Felicity, OH Pastor: Chad Blevins 876-2565

Sunday School Sunday Worship Sunday Eve. Childrens Mission Sunday Eve. Adult Discipleship Sunday Eve. Worship Wed. Eve. Adult Bible Study

9:45am 10:45am 6:00pm 6:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm


3052 ST. RT. 132 AMELIA, OH 45102 Pastor John Davis 797-4189 Sunday School..............................9:30am Sunday Morning Worship............10:30am Sunday Evening Worship...............6:30pm Wednesday Prayer Service ...........7:00pm Wednesday Youth Group...............7:00pm

Locust Corner United Methodist Church

100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052 Sunday 7:45am Rite I Eucharist 9:00am Rite 2 Eucharist For All People 11:15am Rite 2 Choral Eucharist Childcare Provided for all Eucharists


Milford First United Methodist Church

Sunday Worship 8:00 & 10:45am Contemporary Worship 9:30am Sunday School For All Ages: 9:30 & 10:45am Nursery Care for Age 3 & under Full Program for Children, Youth, Music, Small Groups & more Handicapped Accessible PASTORS: Bill Bowdle -Sr. Pastor Steve Fultz - Assoc. Pastor; Dustin Nimmo - Youth Pastor Janet Bowdle - Children’s Pastor

844 State Rt. 131

1/2 mile east of Route 50 Sunday School 9:30a Sunday Worship 10:30a Youth Worship 10:30a Nursery provided.

EVANGELICAL FREE 5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

513 831 0196

Services 8:00 am, 9:15 am & 11:00am Steve Lovellette, Senior Pastor Nursery proivided at all services

Take I-275 to exit 57 toward Milford, Right on McClelland, Right on Price, church soon on Right



FRIENDSHIP Lutheran Church (ELCA)

GLEN ESTE CHURCH OF CHRIST 937 Old State Route 74 (Behind Meijer) 513-753-8223

Growing our Faith, Family & Friends Sunday Worship 10:00AM (Child Care Available) Sunday School (Ages 3-12) 9:30AM 1300 White Oak Road Amelia, Ohio 513-752-5265

Sunday Worship: 8:30 & 10:30am Bible Study: 9:30am & 6:00pm Youth Groups: 6:00pm


A fellowship where God changes people for life. Come visit us! 2545 Highway 50 Owensville, OH 45160 513-732-2324 Sunday School 9:00am Childrens Church 10:00am Worship 10:00am Contemporary and traditional with live music and multi-media.

101 South Lebanon Rd. Loveland, OH 45140 683-4244 Lead Pastor Jonathan Eilert Pastor Grant Eckhart Saturday Service 5:00pm Sunday Services 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00am Sunday School 9:30am

UNITED METHODIST We’re trying a New Blend


Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia

2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301 Sunday Worship: 10:30am with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN

EMMANUEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Sunday School 9:00am Worship 10:30am Children’s Worship and Childcare 10:30am Corner of Old SR 74 and Amelia-Olive Branch Rd 732-1400 Faith United Methodist Church 180 North Fifth Street, Batavia, Ohio David W. Phaneuf - Minister 732-2027 Sunday School 9:15am; Worship 10:30am Nursery Provided United Methodist Youth, Men & Women Organizations Handicap Accessibility

GOSHEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 6710 Goshen Rd, Goshen Across from Goshen High School 513-722-2541 Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am Blended Worship Traditional and Contemporary Youth Fellowship 6:00pm Nursery Available Located at 2580 US Hwy 50 (next to the library) or (1mile east of Owensville on 50)


Amelia United Methodist Church Located at 19 East Main Street 513.753.6770

Schedule of Services: Sunday School 9:00-9:45am; Sunday Morning Celebration 10:00am - Nursery provided; Childrens Ministry 10:00; Sunday Evening Operation Great Commission 6:00pm; Wed - Bible Study 7:00pm; Wed. - Youth Group 7:00pm.

Children’s & Junior Church During Service Infant / Toddler Nursery Available

AUMY! Youth Group grades 6 to 12 Sunday evenings 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Come Join Us…. Marc Quinter, Pastor



638 Batavia Pike Corner of Old St.Rt. 74 & Summerside Rd Phone: 513-528-3052 Pastor: Rev. Blossom Matthews Sunday Morning Worship: 8:30 & 10:40 Nursery Care Available Sunday School for all ages: 9:30 Web: E-mail:


4359 E. Bauman Lane | Batavia, OH 45103 Pastor, Troy P. Ervin

A New Life - A New Prospective A New Song Pastor: Michael Fite info: 753-3159 meeting at WT Elementary 1/2 mile east of I-275 on SR 125 Sunday Worship. 10:00am

vineyard eastgate community church

Located @ 1005 Old S.R. 74 (@ Tealtown Rd. in Eastgate) Sunday Services 9:00, 10:15 & 11:45 AM


Church of the Nazarene Rev. Scott Wade, Senior Pastor Rev. Dale Noel, Congregational Care Pastor Mark Owen, Worship Director


PRESBYTERIAN (USA) LOVELAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH A Loving, Praying, Caring Church Join us for Sunday Services Worship Service........................10:00am Church School............................11:15am CONNECT Youth Service.............6-8pm Fellowship/Coffee Hour after Worship Nursery Provided/Youth Group Activities 360 Robin Ave. (off Oak St.), Loveland OH



Amelia/Withamsville - 3mi. East of I-275

Sunday Morning 10:00AM

Contemporary Worship Practical Message Classes for Children & Teens Nursery Care Sunday 6:00PM Avalanche Youth Service Wednesday 7:00PM Bible Study (adults) / Avalanche Youth We have many other groups that meet on a regular basis 4050 Tollgate Rd, Williamsburg, OH 513-724-3341 Mark Otten, Pastor

“To Become and Make Disciples Of Christ”

Morning Worship 9 a.m. & 11 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m. High Voltage Youth 6 p.m.

Pastor: Rev. Duane A. Kemerley Youth Director- JD Young

Come visit us at the

Owensville United Methodist Church

Pastor Mike Smith

Sunday Worship 10:45 a.m.

“Room for the Whole Family”

(St. Rt. 125 & Church St.) Amelia, Ohio

HOUSE OF RESTORATION WORSHIP CENTER 1487 SR 131, Milford, OH Rev. Jeff Wolf 575-2011

330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176

One block north of Main Street at 3rd 513-724-6305

MONDAY: Ladies’ Prayer Group...........................10:30am WEDNESDAY: Adults Prayer Meeting............................7:00pm Youth Group - Grades 6-12....................7:00pm Small Groups meet in various locations and at different times throughout the week. S.Charity & E. Water Sts. Bethel, Ohio 45106 513-734-4204 Office: M-F 8:00am - 2:00pm E-mail:

176th Year in Felicity Walnut & West St. Felicity Rev. Jane Beattie, Pastor 876-2147 Contemporary Worship..... 9:00am Sunday School.................10:00am Traditional Worship..........10:45am Nursery provided for all Sunday morning services


Welcomes You


A special prayer and healing service on the 1st Sunday evening of each month at 7:00pm

Sunday School Class 9:30 a.m.


St. Peter Catholic Church

United Methodist Church

SUNDAY: Sunday School (All Ages)....................... 9:30am Worship Service.................................. 10:30am Children’s Worship. (1st-5th Grades) Bible Study............................................6:00pm Nursery Care Provided Handicapped Accessible

Sundayy Worshipp Service......8:30am,, 10:30am unday School.......................9:30am School 93 Sunday w/nursery & children’s church


Real People...In a Real Church... Worshipping a Real God! 1675 Hillstation Road, Goshen, Ohio 45122 722-1699 Pastor Tim McGlone Service Schedule Sunday School 10:00am Sunday Worship 10:45am Sunday Evening Worship 6:00pm Wednesday Youth Service 7:00pm Saturday Service 7:00pm

“Encircling People with God’s Love” Traditional Worship.......8:15am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship..................9:30am Sunday School...............................9:30am Nursery Available 5767 Pleasant Hill Rd (next to Milford Jr. High) 513-831-0262

Sunday Morning Schedule: 9AM - Worship: Traditional 10AM - Classes & Groups 11AM - Worship: Contemporary Nursery care provided

Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115



770 South Riverside, Batavia OH 45103 Raymond D. Jones, Pastor 732-2739

Laurel would like to invite the community to their soup/sandwich/dessert supper from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 18. The church hosts Sunday School at 10 a.m. and church worship at 11 a.m. Sundays. The church is at 1888 Laurel-Lindale Road, Laurel; 553-3043.

Sunday 10:30am ... Holy Eucharist



Laurel United Methodist

25 Amelia Olive Branch Rd.

Pastor: Tom Bevers

Sunday School 9:45am - Worship 11am (nursery provided) Sunday Evening Service 6pm-Youth 6pm 513-575-1121

Mount Carmel Christian Church

St. Mary Church

The men of St. Joseph will be sponsoring a Fish Fry at St. Mary Church. The hours are 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. It runs through Friday, March 26. Menu items include fish (baked or fried), shrimp, grilled cheese, macaroni and cheese, French fries, refreshments, homemade pies and cakes, and other desserts. The church is at 3398 Ohio 125, Bethel; 734-4041.

The church is hosting a Fish Fry from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. each Friday evening

Edenton First Baptist Church


FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF MT REPOSE 6088 Branch Hill-Guinea Pike Ken Slaughter, Pastor

baked goods, sporting tickets, artwork, symphony tickets, celebrity autographed items and more. This is both a silent and called auction with Stephen Early as the auctioneer. Proceeds from the called and silent auction benefit Milford Miami Ministry and Clermont Chapter of TriState Habitat for Humanity. The church is at 541 Main St., Milford; 831-5500.

Members will host an Irish Fling from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 13. The event includes dinner and entertainment. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 per child or $25 per family of two adults and two children age 4 to 11. Call the church office by noon Friday, March 12, to reserve tickets. The church is hosting the 22nd annual Community Benefit Auction at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 14, in the Great Hall. Past auction items included dinners, theme baskets, baby sitting, boat trips, gourmet



until Easter. Menu includes cod fish, fries, cole slaw and roll or sandwich bun. Drinks and desserts are included. Individual fish sandwiches and a children’s menu of fish sticks or hot dogs also will be available. Carryout is available. The church hosts Sunday School at 9 a.m. and Sunday worship at 10 a.m. Sundays. The church is at Locust Corner and Wagner roads, Pierce Township; 752-8459.


The Men’s Club of the church is sponsoring a Fish Fry from 5 to 7:30 p.m. every Friday during Lent, beginning Friday, Feb. 19 through Good Friday, April 2. The menu offers choice of deep fried cod, French fries or macaroni; or baked cod with toss salad and baked potato, and grilled cheese. Eat in or carry out. Dessert and drink included with price of meal. Proceeds benefit parish projects. The church is at 1192 Bethel-New Richmond Road, New Richmond; 553-3267.

Sunday Service is at 10:45 a.m. The church is at Washington and Union streets, New Richmond; 5532397.


The United Methodist Men are hosting Lenten Fish Fries at the church. They will run from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 12 and 19. Suggested donations for the meal are $10 all you can eat, $6.50 for adults and $3.50 for children under 12. The menu includes fish, chicken, shrimp (donation price posted), fries, macaroni and cheese, slaw and various desserts. Drinks are included. Proceeds benefit church projects. The church is at 6710 Goshen Road, Goshen; 722-2541.

Bethel Journal

The church is serving as a drop-off point for the Haiti relief effort throughout March. Material collection times will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. each Wednesday and 9 a.m. to noon each Saturday. They need the following items: Peanut butter, meats (canned or foil packages), baby cereal, infant formula (must be powdered, no refrigeration); shoes for children, new or used in good condition; and linens, new or used in good condition, sheets, (twin preferred), towels. Contact Chris Van Huss for more information at 5280230 or The church is located at 4183 Mt. Carmel-Tobasco Road; 528-3365.

Cranston Memorial Presbyterian Church

Come Experience The Presence of the Lord In Our Services

Sunday School 9:30am Morning Worship 10:45am Wednesday Night Worship & Prayer Service 7:00pm Nursery provided for all services/ Youth & Children’s Programs

Goshen United Methodist Church

March 11, 2010


A Loving Church in Jesus’ Name Sunday School..............................10:00AM Sunday Morning Worship..............10:45AM Thurs Prayer & Bible Study..............7:00PM Nursery Provided for Sunday Morning Worship 6208 Guinea Pike, Milford, Ohio 45150 Pastor: Melvin Moore Church: 513-575-5450

1177 West Ohio Pike (SR125)-Phone 752-2525 Rev. Kathleen B. Haines Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am

Nursery care provided

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 199 Gay Street Williamsburg, Ohio 45176 Phone: 513-724-7985 Sunday School: 9:30A.M.

Worship:10:30A.M.(SupervisedNursery) PRESCHOOL: Tues, Weds, Thurs


949 SR Bus. 28, Milford 831-3218 Eric George, Pastor Rob Meyer, Youth Leader Kent Underwood, Minister of Worship & Music

Sunday School 9:30am Worship/Children’s Church 10:30am Sunday Equipping Hour 6:00pm Adult Bible Study/Youth/Kids Club 7:00pm WED “A friendly Church for the Whole Family”




Bethel Journal


March 11, 2010

| DEATHS | Editor Theresa Herron | | 248-7128 BIRTHS



Records not available


Danny Ray Mofford, 27, 2730 Ohio 222 Lot 17, Bethel, forgery, theft at 206 Eastfork Crossing, Batavia, Feb. 25. Gregory Jesse Martineck, 23, 1068 Ohio 133, Bethel, domestic violence at 1068 Ohio 133, Bethel, Feb. 24. Robert C Wolfe, 36, 512 W. State St., Georgetown, fugitive from justice at 4430 Ohio 222, Batavia, Feb. 25. Joy Stidham, 27, 3130 Bethel Concord Road, Bethel, obstructing official business at W. Plane / N.

East, Bethel, Feb. 25. Ryan A Helton, 23, 256 E Plane St., Bethel, falsification at W. Plane / N. East, Bethel, Feb. 25. Ethan W. Barger, 20, 1785 Antioch Road, Hamersville, drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs-marijuana, trafficking in drugs at 2436 Bethel Maple Road, Bethel, Feb. 22. Arthur W Hull, 43, 3345 Patterson Road, Bethel, interference w/ custody at 3345 Patterson Road, Bethel, March 1.

Incidents/investigations Criminal simulation

At 3345 Patterson Road, Bethel, Feb. 28.

Domestic violence

At Ohio 133, Bethel, Feb. 24.

Drug paraphernalia

At 2436 Bethel Maple Road, Bethel,

Bertha Mae Colston

Bertha Mae Colston, 94, of Chilo died Feb. 28 Services were March 3 at the Christian New Life Fellowship, Chilo. Memorials to: Christian New Life Fellowship, P.O. Box 141, Felicity, Ohio 45120.

Helen Couch

Helen (nee Bowling) Couch, 75, of Bethel died Feb. 27. Survived by husband, Eugene Couch; sons, Donald Gene Couch and Bob Dean (Susan) Couch;

daughters, Wanda Renee (Barry) Fellabaum and Kay Darlene Couch Willis; sisters, Lillian Foster of Seymour, Ind., Wanda Brock of Batavia and Carol Sue Keen of Hyden, Ky.; 14 grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren; and many more family and friends. Preceded in death by parents, Crawford and Mollie (nee Maggard) Couch. Services were March 3 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel.

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At W. Plane / N. East, Bethel, Feb. 25.

Interference w/ custody

At 3345 Patterson Road, Bethel, Feb. 26.

Misuse of credit card

At 2501 Haley Rae Lane, Bethel, Feb. 22.

Obstructing official business

At 3345 Patterson Road, Bethel, Feb. 26. At W. Plane / N. East, Bethel, Feb. 25.

Possession of drugs

At 2436 Bethel Maple Road, Bethel, Feb. 23.


At 2558 Sprague Road, Bethel, Feb. 28. At 3161 Reisinger Road, Bethel, Feb. 27.

Trafficking in drugs

At 2436 Bethel Maple Road, Bethel, Feb. 23.

Bethel died Feb. 27. Survived by wife, Betty (nee Davis) DeBoard; sons, John (Jill) DeBoard of Stevensville, Md., Jim (Debbie) DeBoard of Bethel and Steve DeBoard of Tampa, Fla.; daughter, Debra (Joseph) Lombardo of Tampa, Fla.; sisters, Joyce D. Allard and Derry, N.H., and Opal Thibado of Wisconsin; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, Kenneth Jessie and Maude Pearl (nee Ward) DeBoard. Services were March 3 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel.


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LEGAL NOTICE PIERCE TOWNSHIP ZONING COMMISSION The Pierce Township Zoning Commission will hold special on session work Wednesday, March 10, 2010, starting at 6:30 p.m. at 950 Locust Corner Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45245. The meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 16, 2010 has been cancelled. Steve Steinkuhl Zoning Commission Chairperson 1543421 LEGAL NOTICE GOSHEN LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION PUBLIC NOTICE The Goshen Local School District hereby gives public notice that it will hold public meetings pursuant to the provisions of Ohio Revised Code #3307.353 to consider the reemof Linda ployment June Burkhart as superannuate to the position for same which she retired. The public meeting will occur on April 12, 2010 at the Goshen Board Meeting at 6707 Goshen Road, Goshen, Ohio 45122. The Board provides this notice at least sixty (60) days prior to the date of the superannu ate rehiring and certifies that the public meeting shall take place between fifteen (15) and thirty (30) days before the reemLinda of ployment June Burkhart. All interested persons are invited to attend. 1001543441

The following cases have been filed with Clermont County clerk of courts.


Total Quality Logistics vs. Braddock Transportation, professional tort Total Quality Logistics vs. Wayne L. Grossman, professional tort Lila Marcus vs. Rusk Heating and Cooling Inc., et al., product liability Teresa D. Riley vs. Terry D. Utter Sr., et al., other tort Ernestine Butler vs. Ford Motor Company Batavia Transmission Plant and Marsha Ryan Administrator, worker’s compensation Thomas M. Wilson vs. Marsha P. Ryan and Affordable Kitchen and Bath, worker’s compensation Evelyn Starr vs. Marsha P. Ryan Administrator and American Micro Products Inc., worker’s compensation Janice A. Johnson vs. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and Marsha P. Ryan Administrator, worker’s compensation John W. Johnson vs. Core Composites Cincinnati LLC and Marsha P. Ryan Administrator, worker’s compensation GMAC Mortgage LLC vs. Donnie L. King and Clermont County Treasurer, foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Kevin Carpenter, et al., foreclosure Nationstar Mortgage LLC vs. Donald N. Cole and Clermont County Treasurer, foreclosure Flagstar Bank FSB vs. Jennifer L. Lay, foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Donna Lewis, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Lorinda Hooley, et al., foreclosure JP Morgan Chase Bank NA vs. Danny D. Stamper, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Michael Means, et al., foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Jennifer A. Ruth, et al., foreclosure GMAC Mortgage LLC vs. Wesley T. Pennington, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP fka Countrywide vs. Grayson Matthews, et al., foreclosure Household Realty Corporation vs. Timothy P. Phelps, et al., foreclosure Midfirst Bank vs. Jason H. Puckett and Clermont County Treasurer, foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Darrell L. Hall, et al., foreclosure Chase Home Finance LLC vs. Jodi L. Kern, foreclosure Chase Home Finance LLC vs. James S. Arnold and Cynthia Arnold, foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Michelle Gott, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. William R. Bellomy, et al., foreclosure First Horizon Home Loans vs. Michael Todd Pendleton, et al., foreclosure Bank of New York Mellon fka Bank of New York vs. James P. Bettle, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP fka Countrywide vs. Christian Staggs, et al., foreclosure Flagstar Bank FSB vs. David P. Clark and Joann Clark, foreclosure Metlife Home Loans vs. Pius Ekhaeyemhe, et al., foreclosure


Elizabeth Balogh and Shashank Jangiti were married January 21, 2010, in Cincinnati, Ohio. The bride is the daughter of Edward and Christina Balogh of Milford. The groom is the son of Mallaiah and Aruna Jangiti of Hyderabad, India. The bride is a graduate of the College of Mount St. Joseph, where she received a bachelor’s degree. The groom is a graduate of N. I. T. , where he received a bachelor’s degree. He is currently a student at University of Northern Virginia, where he will receive his masters in 2010.

Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Gerhard R. Braker, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP fka Countrywide Home vs. Stephen P. Kelley and Steven M. Kelley, foreclosure HSBC Bank USA NA vs. Stephen Alan Lamneck, et al., foreclosure Union Savings Bank vs. Leigh A. Switzer, et al., foreclosure Bank of America NA vs. Beatrice Schafer, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP fka Countrywide vs. Douglas A. Brown, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Roger L. Cornelius, foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Michael A. Martinez and Angela D. Martinez, foreclosure HSBC Mortgage Services Inc. vs. Martin W. Shuck, et al., foreclosure Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation vs. Kim P. Hardy, et al., foreclosure Nationstar Mortgage LLC vs. Timothy J. Allen, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Michael A. Browning, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Michael C. Boone, et al., foreclosure Beneficial Financial I Inc. vs. Linda S. Keown and William D. Keown, other civil U.S. Bank NA vs. Ida Heist, other civil Total Quality Logistics vs. Jasbir K. Bal, other civil John Anderson and Robin Anderson vs. Robert Minton and State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, other civil Flagg Inc. vs. Cabinet Source, et al., other civil Advantage Assets II Inc. vs. Agnes Alsept, other civil Midland Funding LLC vs. John R. Edwards, other civil Ohio Republic Insurance Company vs. Kevin P. Myers and Joyce Ann Myers, other civil Cavalry Investments LLC vs. Kevin R. Strong, other civil Johnson Outdoors Inc. vs. Nature Outfitters Inc., other civil Chase Bank USA NA vs. Lynn C. Wedding, other civil


Sheryl Thomas vs. Mark Thomas Angela L. Husted vs. George L. Husted Amanda Jo Reid vs. Mark Reid Sarah Katsetos vs. Christopher Katsetos Catherine L. Chaney vs. Joseph S. Chaney Tracy L. Farfsing vs. Robert W. Farfsing Crystal Meadows vs. Steven W. Meadows Walter E. Kroener vs. Gaylen Kroener Kimberly Disselkamp vs. Jason Disselkamp Pamela Ann Owens vs. Steven Owens Sr. Giovan G. Peace vs. Lisa Peace Tina M. Owens vs. James M. Cooper Beth Lee vs. Michael A. Lee


Jamie Parks vs. Bryant Parks Steven A. High Jr. vs. Heather B. High Timothy J. Jenkins vs. Michelle Jenkins Rebecca Reckers vs. Scott Reckers Kevin Clark Carrello vs. Rachel Carrello Marla Kay Dieng vs. Mamadou Dieng Viviana Kohus vs. James Kohus Richard W. Dunn vs. Jamii Dunn Kimberly Cooper vs. Richard Plummer Raymond Stanley Gaskins vs. Loretta Ann Gaskins Walter Arthur Myers vs. Lisa Jeannine Myers Amy T. Meyer vs. Joseph J. Meyer Amanda Tucker vs. Daniel Tucker Donna Howell vs. Michael A. Howell Kim Sherlin vs. Terry Sherlin


The following people have been indicted by the Clermont County grand jury to the Court of Common Pleas. This means members of the grand jury decided enough evidence has been collected to warrant filing charges. William J. Roseberry, 36, 3405 Lehman Road #115, Price Hill, grand theft, Milford Police. Jenna J. Bohrmann, 22, 4700 Beechwood Road, Cincinnati, theft, forgery, Union Township Police Department. Douglas Edward Neal, 38, 4504 Aicholtz Road, Cincinnati, possession of heroin, carrying concealed weapon, Union Township Police Department.

Kevin M. Mayes Jr., 25, 2437 Concord Road Apt. 2, Cincinnati, possession of cocaine, Union Township Police Department. Joseph L. Thiessen, 25, 3701 Walts Road, Mt. Orab, possession of heroin, Union Township Police Department. Jonathan R. Seiter, 26, theft, Union Township Police Department. Jeffrey S. Abney, 26, 209 William St., Butler, Ky., theft, Union Township Police Department. Heather Marie Doherty, 27, 2389 Donald Road, Bethel, aggravated trafficking in drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, Bethel Police. Kimberly J. Helton, 35, 1785 Ohio 28 Lot 56 B, Goshen, trafficking in drugs, Goshen Police. Gregory W. Kirk, 51, 1785 Ohio 28 Lot 56 B, Goshen, trafficking in drugs, Goshen Police. Amy D. Bassett, 39, 148 Holly Road, Goshen, trafficking in drugs, trafficking in heroin, Goshen Police. Edward S. Bassett, 48, 148 Holly Road, Goshen, trafficking in drugs, trafficking in heroin, Goshen Police. Ricky L. Kidd, 32, 1785 Ohio 28 Lot 111 D, Goshen, trafficking in drugs, Goshen Police. Jason K. Griffitts, 25, 2535 Ohio 50, Batavia, operation while under the influence of alcohol or drug abuse or with specified concentrations alcohol or drug of abuse in certain bodily substances, aggravated possession of drugs, possession of heroin, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, Goshen Police. Mary F. Gerhardt, 56, 1569 Ohio 28, Goshen, trafficking in drugs, Goshen Police. James T. Haas, 42, 1785 Ohio 28 Lot 74 C, Goshen, operation while under the influence of alcohol or drug abuse or with specified concentrations alcohol or drug of abuse in certain bodily substances, aggravated possession of drugs, driving under OVI suspension, driving under FRA suspension, Goshen Police. Elmer Clyde Scholl Jr., 30, 584 Youngs Lane Apt. 3, Cincinnati, grand theft, forgery, Goshen Police. Kristina L. Scholl, 29, 584 Youngs Lane Apt. 3, Cincinnati, grand theft, forgery, Goshen Police. Johnny Ray Moore, 32, breaking and entering, theft, Narcotics Unit. Eric L. Ball, 19, grand theft, breaking and entering, possessing criminal tools, Miami Township Police. Thomas J. Reese Jr., 31, grand theft, breaking and entering, possessing criminal tools, falsification, Miami Township Police. Harry E. Jeffery, 36, grand theft from an elderly person, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Ginette Gabbard, 36, 4311 N. Ellis Road, Batavia, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Jessica M. Smith, 18, 1934 Williams Ave., Cincinnati, trafficking in heroin, Narcotics Unit. Jimmy L. Brabant, 25, 6812 E. Plum St., Cincinnati, trafficking in heroin, possession of heroin, Narcotics Unit.


The following decisions were rendered through the Twelfth District Court of Appeals. Interested persons are urged to obtain copies of actual decisions by visiting the court’s Web site,\new decisions.asp so that the full text of the court’s opinions can be carefully read. In the matter of: State of Ohio vs. George L. Gleckler, presiding judge Stephen W. Powell, judges William W. Young and Robert A. Hendrickson. The appeals court affirmed the decision of Clermont County Court of Common Pleas. In the matter of: State of Ohio vs. Jeremiah C. Craycraft, presiding judge H.J. Bressler, judges Stephen W. Powell and Robert A. Hendrickson. The appeals court affirmed the decision of Clermont County Court of Common Pleas. In the matter of: Dennis R. Hutchinson vs. Pamela S. Hutchinson, presiding judge William W. Young, judges H.J. Bressler and Robert A. Hendrickson. The appeals court affirmed the decision of Clermont County Court of Common Pleas, Domestic Relations Division.

REAL ESTATE Clermont County real estate transfer information is provided as a public service by the office of Clermont County Auditor Linda L. Fraley.




1344 Millstream Drive, L. T. Zaring Builder II LLC. to Edward & Mary Grainger, 0.2516 acre, $281,326.91.

3290 Macedonia Road, Zim LLC. to Eric Snell, 0.505 acre, $100,000.

1403 Ohio 222, James Edwin Masterson to Jack Masterson Jr., 5.828 acre, $21,000.

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March 11, 2010

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It is the fifth snowiest on record the couch. When he noticed she was starting to crochet he got up and went to her lap. He likes to lay on the arm of the couch so Ruth Ann can put her hand out so he can lay his head on it and sleep. Now is the time to dig sassafras roots to make some excellent tea. The folks years ago thought the tea helped purify the blood. We like this at this time of year. Last Sunday evening the Campbell’s Barn Restaurant had the Daniel Patrick Family there to play some wonderful music. The crowd was big and everyone sure enjoyed the family and the music. Several of these restaurants are helping organizations by giving the tips to the Scouts or help to other organizations. This is a good thing they do for the community. On March 13 from 9 a.m. till noon, the Riverside Coffee Mill at 1775 River-

side Drive in Batavia will be having a “Gourmet Waffle” fundraiser for a young lady. This lady will be traveling to Cameroon in May to work with the villagers to help provide clean water for the province along with the E.W.B. The coffee shop will donate 75 percent to this lady for her trip. The Riverside Coffee Mill do so much for different folks and worthwhile projects. And of course they have good soups, sandwiches, salads, desserts and non-coffee drinks all the time to enjoy. Last Friday evening, the Farmers Institute was held at Buford with a wonderful meal of homemade noodles and chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, roll, dessert and drinks. The money from the food went to the committee for the upkeep of the building. This is an expensive thing to do. The committee that keeps the Farmers Institute going needs all the help

More Clermont citizens riding CTC More people in Clermont County are riding the bus to work, shop and attend medical appointments. “Between 2008 and 2009 our ridership increased by over 33,000,” said Clermont Transportation Connection (CTC) Director Ben Capelle. “Since we took our first Dial-a-Ride bus and converted it into a fixed route bus, ridership is four times what it was in August 2008.” In 2009, CTC ordered

five new busses to meet the growing demand for service. Four are hybrid buses designed to improve fuel economy by 40 percent. “We’ve seen the biggest increases in ridership for our shuttle services,” said Capelle. The shuttle routes are Route 1 that provides shuttle service between Felicity and Eastgate, Route 2X that provides express service between New Richmond and downtown Cincinnati, Route 3 that

provides service between Goshen, Miami Township, and Milford, and Route 4X that provides express service between Amelia and downtown Cincinnati. CTC also operates a Diala-Ride service that is similar to a taxi service. Any Clermont County citizen can call the dispatch office and schedule a ride to any location in the county during operating hours. For a ride, call 732-7433. Visit www.

they can get so if any of you folks would like to help, give Diana Mock a call. The program before the awards and auction was a group of young folks dancing and boy were they good. The first group was some young ladies from 3 to 5 years old. They were so cute and did a super job of dancing. The winter with so much snow and cold will have a heavy death toll on the honey bees. We have heard of folks losing several hives of honey bees. I haven’t checked ours yet, but we are very concerned about them with so little pollen for them to get last fall. We have had several calls from people wanting honey and we along with other beekeepers don’t have any. With the weather starting to warm up, we need to start feeding the bees if there are any alive. We use sugar water; two cups of sugar to one cup of water. The Clermont Chapter of the P.E.R.I. will meet March

17 at the Batavia Station Restaurant next to 32 Ford in Batavia for their meeting. They will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. and the meeting will be at 12 noon. Anyone who belongs to the State Public Employees Retirement System can join the local chapter. The district meeting will be held in Warren County May 4. The speaker there will be a Humana insurance representative. Keep check on your neighbors, and keep the bird feeders filled, they still

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